Perham Turtle Fest

With our International Turtle Races being one of the highlights of the summer, we'd be silly to not have an entire festival based around our favorite creatures! 

Each June, our community comes together to celebrate summer. Like most communities, our summer festival is based around one of our local icons - ours just happen to be turtles. Turtle Fest features a wide variety of events and activities to suit the whole family! Whether you are up for racing turtles or checking out the Rodeo, there is something for everyone. 

Contact Info:

  • For Parade information, contact Chairperson: Tyler Krumwiede at 218-579-0936 or Click Here for the Parade Entry Registration Form,
  • Click Here for Parade Route
  • For all other info, please contact Dan at 218-346-7710.‚Äč

Event Info:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Date/Day

Event

Event By

Time

Contact

Location

 

$500 Medallion Hunt

Chamber

All day-until found

Chamber 346-7710

Perham

 

Turtle Races

Chamber

10:30-11:30

Chamber 346-7710

City Park

 

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

8am -noon

Diane Matson (218) 252-1809

NP Park

 

UCB Shop Perham & Win

Chamber/PEC

Open Hours

Sue

346-6370

Participating Merchants

 

$10K Raffle Tickets

Perham Center for the Arts

Purchase at Chamber Office

Fran

346-2787

Drawing 6:30pm, at Saturday night concert

 

MinnAqua Youth Fishing Clinic  – Fishing experience for young people (Free - limit 25)

Perham Community Ed

1:30-5pm

Register at: perhamcommunity education.com/

product/minnaqua-fishing-clinic

Paul Miller Park

 

Coloring Contest

Perham Printing

9-5pm

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Jodi

346-2870

Perham Printing

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Date/Day

Event

Event By

Time

Contact

Location

 

$500 Medallion Hunt

Chamber

All day-until found

Chamber 346-7710

Perham

 

UCB Shop Perham & Win

Chamber/PEC

Open Hours

Sue

346-6370

Participating Merchants

 

$10K Raffle Tickets

Perham Center for the Arts

Purchase at Chamber Office

Fran

346-2787

Drawing 6:30pm, at Saturday night concert

 

Coloring Contest

Perham Printing

9-5pm

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Jodi

346-2870

Perham Printing

 

Snake Discovery – Meet Minnesota’s native species up close! ($5 registration fee – 30 limit)

Perham Community Ed

11am

Register at: perhamcommunity education.com/

product/snake-discovery

Perham Center for the Arts

 

Walking Tour of Perham

Gather at NP Park

6:30 pm to: 8:00 pm

 

Chris Schuelke

www.otchs.org

Otter Tail County Historical Society

 

Parking Lot Party

Taco Bar/Beer Garden

Burrito Rolling Contest

Burrito Eating Contest

KLN Summer Fun WeFest Giveaway

Papacito’s Burritos, Perham Mobil, KLN Family Brands, Leighton Broadcasting

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Lucas at Papacito’s (218) 346-6525

Papacito’s Burritos/Perham Mobil

 

St. Henry BBQ, Pie & Ice Cream Social (Free will offering)

St. Henry School

5pm-7pm

St. Henry’s 346-4240 

St. Henry Church Basement

Friday, June 17, 2016

Date/Day

Event

Event By

Time

Contact

Location

 

$500 Medallion Hunt

Chamber

All day-until found

Chamber 346-7710

Perham

 

Turtle Races

Chamber

10:30-11:30

Chamber 346-7710

City Park

 

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

8am -noon

Diane Matson (218) 252-1809

NP Park

 

UCB Shop Perham & Win

Chamber/PEC

Open Hours

Sue

346-6370

Participating Merchants

 

Arvig/KLN

Grand Parade

Arvig/KLN

5pm line-up

6:30 start

High School (6th St SW)

Tyler

218-579-0936

Route

 

BREW night

Brew Ale & Eats

Live Music

After Dark

346-5932

Brew, Main Street

 

$10K Raffle Tickets

Perham Center for the Arts

Purchase at Chamber Office

Fran

346-2787

Drawing 6:30pm, at Saturday night concert

 

Coloring Contest

Perham Printing

9-5pm

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Jodi

346-2870

Perham Printing

 

Jumping Balloons & Hotdogs

Mark’s Fleet

10am-2pm

Mark’s Fleet 346-6275

Mark’s Fleet on the South side

of Perham

 

EOT J.C.’s Hotdog/Chips   

EOT J.C.’s     

Before the parade

Parade starts at 5pm

Tyler 218-579-0936

Parade Stage by St. Henry’s School

 

 

Stand Up Paddle Board Demo / Age pre-school – 99

Chase Crew

Noon-3pm

Elle Chase                 218-371-1249

Turtle Race Park – parking lot

(release form must be signed)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Date/Day

Event

Event By

Time

Contact

Location

 

Perham Fire Department Pancake Feed

Perham Fire Department

7am – 11am

Mark (218) 371-6571

Perham Fire Station

West Main

 

All City Rummage Sale

Coldwell Banker

All day

Linda 346-7662

Perham

 

CC- Perham Health 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon

Perham CC/ Perham Health

9am

Jeff (218) 371-5992

www.perhamhalf

marathon.com

Arvig Park

 

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

8am -noon

Diane Matson (218) 252-1809

NP Park

 

UCB Shop Perham & Win

Chamber/PEC

Open Hours

Sue

346-6370

Participating Merchants

 

JJ Legacy Rodeo & Fireworks

Organized by EOT Ag. Association

Mutton Busting 6pm

Rodeo 7pm

Fireworks after dark

Karen

218-234-3716

EOT Fair Grounds

Concessions Available

 

Coloring Contest

Perham Printing

9-5pm

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Jodi

346-2870

Perham Printing

 

Jumping Balloons & Hotdogs

Mark’s Fleet

10am-2pm

Mark’s Fleet 346-6275

Mark’s Fleet on the South side

of Perham

 

Arts & Crafts Festival

Perham Center for the Arts

10am to 4pm (optional 4-7pm)

 

Fran

218-346-2787

Perham Center for the Arts

 

Tribute to Veterans

Perham Center for the Arts

1pm

 

Fran

218-346-2787

Perham Center for the Arts

 

$10K Raffle Drawing

Perham Center for the Arts

Purchase tickets at Chamber Office /

Drawing at 6:30pm

Fran

218-346-2787

Perham Center for the Arts

 

Loretta Lynn / Patsy Cline Tribute Show

Perham Center for the Arts

7pm / Free will donation

Fran

218-346-2787

Perham Center for the Arts

 

Perham Lions Chicken Feed

Perham Lions

4pm to 7pm

 

Gary 218-841-7660

Perham Center for the Arts

 

Pie & Ice Cream Fundraiser for PHS Music Dept.

Perham Center for the Arts

5pm to 7pm

Jensen Maiden        763-568-3572

Perham Center for the Arts

 

Stand Up Paddle Board Demo / Age pre-school – 99

Chase Crew

Noon-3pm

Elle Chase                 218-371-1249

Turtle Race Park – parking lot

(release form must be signed)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Date/Day

Event

Event By

Time

Contact

Location

 

Rotary Breakfast

Rotary

 8-12

Lakes Café 346-5920

Lakes Cafe

 

$500 Medallion Hunt

Chamber

All day-until found

Chamber 346-7710

Perham